Conservation Education Researcher
The Conservation Education Researcher supports the Mission of the Cleveland Metroparks and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo/Zoo Society by the implementation of new education research initiatives involving learning, affect and behavioral outcomes in free-choice and guided learning environments. Particularly, how interpretation, program, exhibit, graphic and cyber infrastructure can be integrated to provide scientific information and opportunities for eliciting human behaviors that have direct environmental conservation implications. More specifically, the Conservation Education Researcher focuses on the following activities: developing and strengthening the multidisciplinary partnerships of zoos and universities to promote success of conservation and education projects; conducting research and work to understand and increase the connection between learning and conservation action in Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's conservation and education communities; helping technical teams build prototypes of educational media, such as exhibits, graphic panels, websites, virtual social networks, and experimenting with such architectures; working with Zoo practitioners to integrate education and conservation psychology research into practical applications; and advancing conservation education and conservation psychology research by developing scientific publications, media presence, and fundraising proposals.
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